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A familiar face is poised to take over as New York GOP

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Posted at 5:37 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 17:42:08-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is set to take over as New York GOP chairman when Ed Cox steps down in July.

Cox is the longtime chairman of the New York state Republican Party. According to President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, Cox will join them in a mission to help find the financial resources necessary to compete in 2020.

"Ensuring President Trump is reelected is the most critical task at hand and I'm honored to take on the important role of helping deliver the resources he needs for a huge victory next year. Serving as Chairman of the NYGOP over the last ten years has been one of the most rewarding chapters of my life, and I will continue to actively help elect more Republicans here in New York. I will be fulfilling the remainder of my term, and in the process, work to unify the Party and ensure a smooth transition for Chairman Langworthy." --NYSGOP Chairman Ed Cox

Cox has led the state GOP since 2009. He is the son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon.